Time is getting away for me.
Cue the obligatory complaining about time. I CAN’T BELIEVE that April is almost over. I am going to graduate soon, we’re almost half way through the year AND I AM FREAKING OUT. Seriously, I need a pause on time for like a month. Can it be May 1st for a month or so? Thanks.
Anyways, let’s talk about nice things in April, and forget about the fact that I am getting older by the second, okay?
I managed to read 5 books (okay 4 books and a graphic trade, but still) in April, and with the amount of stuff I had going on that’s GREAT. It could have easily been zero books. My favorite of the month was definitely Children of Blood and Bone. I loved the setting and Adeyemi’s writing is incredibly vibrant and transports you into the story almost instantly. I really think this story is amazing and there’s so much potential in it, so I am beyond excited to see where it goes. You can read more of my thoughts on it here.
I watched Thor: Ragnarok this month and I really loved it. I mean, it pushed the boundaries of ridiculous but I LOVE that. It’s the kind of dumb humor I enjoy and I generally love the character of Thor. And we got a female villain (yay!) AND we got Tessa Thompson as a Valkyrie. And the Hulk was there. I mean, I couldn’t NOT enjoy the movie.
Music was GOOD in April. We got A Good Night from John Legend which is such a bop honestly. Also, we got a ton of great Khalid features (I Love Him). The new Ariana song is AMAZING, I keep listening to it non stop. THE ALBUM OF THE MONTH is Tinashe’s Joyride and everyone’s sleeping on it, which is ridiculous. IT’S AMAZING. Go listen to it. Now. Everything is, as per usual, in the playlist.
For my own posts, I’d have to say my Edelweiss guide is one of the most useful things I wrote for this blog, and I am really glad people agree. And of course, I always love The Book Swap, this month with Charlotte!
As for the lovely community, it’s been a GREAT month for reviews:
- Zuky @ Book Bum reviews The Polygamist’s Daughter
- Charlotte @ Charlotte Annelise and I swapped bookshelves and it was super fun
- Rachel @ Pace, Amore, Libri reviews Days Without End
- Ellyn @ Allonsythornraxx reviews Ace of Shades
- Janel @ Keeper of Pages reviews The Fireman
- Rachel @ Pace, Amore, Libri reacts to the Women’s Prize Shortlist
- Elise @ The Bookish Actress reviews Black Mirror’s Season 4
- Malanie @ Malanie Loves Fiction talks about books she will probably love
- Cynic on Wings reviews The Cruel Prince
- Mandy @ Book Princess Reviews talks about how much fairytale we want in our retellings
Of course, all of these people deserve all of your love.
I don’t know if you’re interested in these sorts of things, but here are two bookish shops I am loving right now, and their designs.
Hey Atlas – they do THE BEST quotes on bookmarks, journals, prints – you name it. And they have this really modern style and it’s quite cool and unique.
Alchemy & Ink – I am in love with their stuff, they have the prettiest candles ever. AND their bookmarks are gorgeous, so I got some for myself.
And those are this month’s favorites! I’d love to hear from you. Let me know in the comments what were your favorite books, movies, tv shows, music – anything really!
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